Year 3 Camp Tomorrow!

Who else is packed and ready to go? πŸ€—


  • Meet your homegroup teacher tomorrow morning in Penola at 8.45am
  • Your backpack should include your morning tea, lunch, water bottle and SMCM hat
  • Bring your medication and signed form with you. Your homegroup teacher will collect this
  • Wear sensible clothing – including closed shoes!
  • Read through the important reminders post πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Have a lovely rest tonight! Our camp adventure begins tomorrow πŸ‘πŸΌβ˜€οΈπŸ•

Week 10 'Fun Week' Reminders

A big week ahead for the Coral, Oysters and Clams Homegroups so here are some friendly reminders to get you through Term 4 Week 10, 2019! Have a great week everyone πŸ™‚

Monday 9 December – School Closure Day for Students

Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 December – Camp Narmbool (meet in Penola at 8.45am)
See here for our previous post with important camp reminders.

Thursday 12 December – Whole School Sports Day at St Monica’s Collage
Please ensure that you have returned your permission form to school as soon as possible. Full sports uniform required.

Friday 13 December – 12pm: End of Year Mass in the Sacred Space
6pm: SMCM Christmas Carols Night on the Sports Oval

As always you can stay up to date with all our adventures by following @SMCM_School on Twitter and by viewing the SkoolBag app.

SMCM Market!

After weeks of planning and preparation, the SMCM Market was finally open on Friday. Thank you to all our SMCM students who worked hard during the term to ensure that the day was a great success. It was wonderful to see the smiles on your faces and watch you beam with pride as you saw your ideas come to life and be enjoyed by others in our SMCM Community.

Which dispositions did you use when planning and preparing for the market?

What did you enjoy most about the SMCM Market? Why?

Camp Narmbool – Important Reminders

On Tuesday, 10th of December we will be finally heading off to Camp Narmbool .

Here are a few important reminders to ensure that you are ready for Tuesday.

Tuesday Morning

  • Please arrive at school at 8.45am (normal time) for a 9am departure.
  • Neatly leave your large luggage at the front of the school. It will be supervised.
  • At 8.45am, you will meet your homegroup teacher in Penola. Please make sure that you arrive on time and have your backpack with you. Remember to pack your snack and lunch for the first day!
  • The weather forecast is looking to be sunny so please make sure you bring your SMCM school hat and plenty of water.
  • You may wear casual clothes that are appropriate for lots of adventuring and exploring. If you decide to wear shorts to school, please pack a pair of long pants in your small backpack as you may need to wear these for your activities when we arrive at Narmbool. Closed shoes must be worn.
  • Any medication will need to clearly labelled and returned with your medical form in a snaplock bag. This form has been sent home. If you require another copy, please click here.

Camp Updates
To keep up to date with all our adventures:

  • Follow us on twitter @smcm_school
  • Download the SkoolBag app

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask your homegroup teacher πŸ™‚

We can’t wait to for our first camp experience together!

SMCM Market

Hi everyone!

In preparation for the upcoming SMCM Market, the Year 3’s have been looking at advertisements. We looked at the creator’s purpose and intended audience.

We can’t wait to see you all at our Market Stalls from 2:45pm on Friday! (6th December)

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The Year 3’s were able to use this knowledge to plan, write, and design an advertisement for the different products that we have created to sell!




Christmas Carols Dance!

Dear Year Three students, teachers and families,

We are just over a week away for our big annual Carols community event on Friday the 13th December. Year three’s will be dancing this year outside on the soccer pitch. The song is called ‘Silver Bells’ by the amazing John Legend.

To be well prepared here is the clip to practise at home.
What is your favourite part in the dance?

Silver Bells – song to play from you tube

From Jess

Year 3 Camp Cancelled

Dear Parents of Year 3

After following through our risk management procedures and on the advice of Catholic Education Melbourne we have unfortunately had to cancel our Year 3 Camp.

The reasons impacting our decisions:

  • Temperature expected to be at 36+
  • Extreme pollen count
  • Severe Bushfire warning
  • Thunderstorm asthma
  • Possible snake activity due to high temp.

We know the students will be disappointed. We are in the process of organising an alternative activity on another date.

Please note normal school days tomorrow & Friday.

If anyone would like to discuss this decision please call or email the school.

We thank you for your support.